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The Island That All Flow By
Director: CHAN Ching Lin (詹京霖)
2017｜Taiwan｜97min｜Language: Mandarin, Chinese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/14 (Wed)||16:25||Cine Libre Umeda 4||◎|
|3/18 (Sun)||16:10||ABC Hall|
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- YIN Shin (尹馨)
CHENG Ren Shuo (鄭人碩)
CHEN Ding Zhong (陳鼎中)
In 2013, Taiwan bade goodbye to its toll booth system as it launched a new electrical device eTag. With the new system, Chia-Wen, a middle-aged divorcee working at Taiwan's National Highway's toll booth, is about to get laid-off. Her financial burden increases when her teenage son is charged with sexual assault. At this difficult time, Chia-Wen met Chih-Hao, a truck driver who has admired her for a long time. He promises to help in exchange for sex. Chia-Wen knows deep inside that Chih-Hao is like a stream of cars that never stops flowing but could not stop wondering if he could stay in her life. Standing at a crossroads in her life, Chia-Wen is uncertain which step to take next.
Originally made as a television film in 2016, this title saw lead actress YIN Shin win the Best Actress award at the 19th Taipei Film Awards.